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BS 25999 Business Continuity Management FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON BS 25999 BS 25999 is the new standard for Business Continuity published in 2007. No matter what size your business is, or how many people it employs, you should always be prepared. We have listed below some of the frequently asked questions we have received to help you understand better the purpose, scope and importance of this new standard. Why choose BSI? Since its foundation in 1901, BSI Group has grown into a leading global independent business services organisation with more than 60,000 clients in over 100 countries. Our assessment processes are monitored and audited independently by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), ensuring a consistent and professional service to our clients at all times. Not only does certification with BSI mean the highest possible levels of service and expertise, but also give our clients an association with one of the world’s leading brands. Why was BS 25999 developed? BS 25999, the standard for business continuity, was developed by BSI in response to business and government leaders who requested a standard to meet their business continuity needs. This need was intensified following the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) being passed by the UK government which determined that ‘Category 1 responders’ [e.g. certain public bodies and local government] must “assess the risk of an emergency occurring and to maintain plans for the purposes of responding to an emergency” and subsequent incidents like the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot fire in 2005. Why should we implement a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) that complies with BS 25999 and then have it independently assessed by BSI? The key benefits are: • Supply chain confidence that you have plans in place to continue trading in the event of an emergency. • Clear business advantage over your peers when dealing with industry and government, providing levels of confidence and assurance. • Reduction in audits from other parties.
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